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Amy Tyson

  • atyson2@depaul.edu
  • Associate Professor; Director, American Studies Program; Director, Professional History Internships
  • PhD
  • History; American Studies
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-4983
  • SAC 428

Dr. Tyson received her PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, where she first became interested in labor and performance at living history museums in the New Economy -- the subject of her book The Wages of History (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013). Dr. Tyson's research interests center on nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. social and cultural history, with a particular interest in how that history is interpreted and distilled for the larger public - through museums, plays, art, music, and pageantry.

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Public History
  • Oral History
  • 19th and 20th Century American Social and Cultural History
  • Museum Studies
  • Historical Performance
  • Memory Studies
  • Popular Culture
Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • AMS 215: The American Experience III (since 1945)
  • AMS 301: American Studies Senior Seminar
  • AMS 340: American Popular Culture, 1880-1930
  • ISP 103: Discover Chicago: This Old Chicago House: Houses, Homes, and the Way People Live
  • LSP 112: Greenwich Village, 1913
  • HON 102: Art and Culture in Paris and New York, 1880-1920
  • HST 183: United States History: 1900 to the Present
  • HST 269: Introduction to Public History
  • HST 384: Topics in American History: American Historical Memory
  • HST 384: Topics in American History: Women, Gender, and Public History
  • HST 389: Topics in Public History: Historical Interpretation, and Living History
  • HST 391: Doing Local and Community History
  • HST 392: Public History Internship
  • HST 396: Oral History Project
  • HST 399: Independent Study

Graduate

  • HST 492: Graduate Internship
  • HST 497: Graduate Independent Study
  • HST 431: Performing History
  • HST 431: America and the Museum
  • HST 431: Performing History